TfL short video for HGV drivers and cyclists

Meeting: 
MQT on 2009-10-14
Session date: 
October 14, 2009
Reference: 
2009/2816
Question By: 
John Biggs
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

How successful has TfL been in disseminating this educational video to companies that operate HGVs? Would you consider supporting an initiative that made the showing of this short video to all HGV drivers in London obligatory?

Answer

Answer for TfL short video for HGV drivers and cyclists

Answer for TfL short video for HGV drivers and cyclists

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I do not have the powers to make the showing of the video to HGV drivers obligatory.

The video is however a fundamental educational tool and it is playing a key role. Specifically designed to raise awareness of the dangers both HGV drivers and cyclists face, it was launched on-line on 15 July. There have already been 28,000 visitors to the relevant Cycling safety page (http://www.tfl.gov.uk/roadusers/cycling/11687.aspx).

Also, TfL's Freight Operator Recogniton Scheme (FORS) programme itself is key to educating HGV drivers and operators of the importance of safety as it provides members with practical ways to promote road safety and reduce HGV & cyclist collision, amongst other initiatives.